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DETENTION OF ASYLUM SEEKERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1697: tabled on 23 July 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 21 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House recognises the commitments which have been made by the Government that prisons would no longer be used for the detention of asylum seekers; is concerned that since the fire at the Yarl's Wood Detention Centre some asylum seekers have been returned to prisons, causing them to lose touch with friends and lawyers, and in some cases causing them to suffer from abuse from other prisoners and calls on the Government to bring to an end the detention of asylum seekers in prisons.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.